General Information

Meet and Greet

Our Meet and Greet is a great opportunity for you and your child to learn what camp is all about. The Meet and Greet will be an open house, with camp managers, team leaders and counselors on hand to introduce themselves, meet your child and answer questions. Attendance is encouraged, particularly if your child is new to camp, but it is not required, and there is no need to sign up. Camp t-shirts will be available for pick up at the Meet and Greet.

Saturday, May 27, 9 - 11 a.m.

Maxwell's at the Club

Thursday, June 1, 4 - 6 p.m.

Court 10

Late Arrival and Early Departure

If your child is late for camp, you will need to bring them to their first activity and check them in with a counselor. The Reception Desk or Member Services will be able to tell you the location of their group. If it is necessary to pick up your child early, please inform your child’s counselor to make arrangements.

Before- and After-Camp Care

To arrange before- or after-camp care, please contact the Children’s Activity Center, extension 252, and speak with a CAC attendant. Be sure to mention that you need a “camp reservation.” You may also book your reservation online at eastbankclub.com/amenities/childrens-activity-center/. Regular CAC fees apply.

Parents can drop off their children in the CAC as early as 8:30 a.m. for before-camp care. Counselors will then pick up children in the CAC in time for camp.

After-camp care is available in the CAC for up to three hours after camp ends. Counselors will escort your child to the CAC and check them in. If your child needs a lunch during this time, the Kids’ Menu from the Grill will be available for delivery in the CAC. Simply fill out a CAC menu card with your child’s counselor at drop-off.

Visiting During Camp

For each camper to maximize their “away-from-parents” camp experience, we ask that you use Club areas other than those in which campers are assembled. If you are checking in on your child, please be discreet. In the past we have noticed that family and friends may distract the campers and disrupt the group.

Attire and Necessities

Children should arrive at camp wearing their swimsuit under their clothing. Proper footwear that will allow your child to safely participate in all activities is required. Please apply sunscreen to your child before camp daily and include sunscreen in your child’s bag for reapplication prior to swimming. Campers must be fully potty-trained by the beginning of the session. Blue Camp may wear pull-ups or diapers. Please leave a change of clothes in your child’s bag in case of emergency and dry undergarments for your child to change into after swimming. We will provide a plastic bag for their wet swimsuits. Please label all belongings to ensure they go home at the end of the day with your child (including bag/backpack, sunscreen, shoes, etc.)

Food

Red campers will receive a hot lunch each day. All campers (except Junior Lifeguard campers) will be served a snack daily. Our menus have been prepared by our dietitian, Sarah Calamita, RD, CSSD, LD, with the children’s best interests in mind. The meals and snacks include a nutritious variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains and low-fat dairy. Protein sources come from lean meats, fish and non-meat sources. All meals and snacks are peanut- free and served with organic 2% milk. All packaged foods are natural and free of artificial preservatives, flavoring, coloring and trans-fat. All starches are whole grain.

If your child cannot eat or does not care for the food being served, you may send a bag lunch. Please be aware that Summer Camp is a peanut/nut-free camp. Campers will not be able to order food from the Sun Deck Cafe.

Full menus will be available at the Meet and Greet.

Ages

Our camp activities are age appropriate and specifically tailored to fit the interests and abilities of the age group. For this reason, we ask that you register your child for their camp based on the month and year of their birth. Requests for children to be in different age groups will be considered after May 1, based on availability.

Fees

Camp fees will be billed directly to your membership account in three installments: a non-refundable deposit of $250 on March 31; 50% on April 30; and the remaining balance on May 31. If your total camp fees are less than $250, the full invoice will be billed to your account on March 31. Payments made by cash, credit card or check must be made in full by April 30, 2017. Please contact Children's Programs Director Geni Muniz at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you prefer to pay by cash, credit card or check. There are no make-up days or refunds for a missed day of camp. If your child misses a day, it is not necessary to inform the camp staff.

Changes and Cancellations

Changes and cancellations made between February 21 and April 30, 2017, will incur a one-time $50 change/cancellation fee per camper.

Changes and cancellations cannot be made after May 1, 2017.

Changes or cancellations made to your child’s registration must be submitted via email to Children's Programs Director, Geni Muniz, at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

T-Shirts

Each child enrolled in camp will receive a complimentary t-shirt during their first week at camp. T-shirts will also be available for pick up at the Meet and Greet on May 27 and June 1. T-shirts are not required for any of our activities; they may be worn any time.

Potty Training

Campers, with the exception of Blue Camp, must be fully potty trained when they begin camp to avoid being removed from that session. Regular cancellation fees will apply. For our requirements, fully potty trained means: your child can tell an adult when they feel they have to potty, your child can pull his/her pants and underpants down and up, and your child has the ability to wipe themselves. The right time for potty training depends on your child’s development. We understand that the potty training process requires a complex combination of physical and cognitive tasks for young children.

Non-Members

Non-member registrations will be considered after May 1 and based on availability. For more information, include non-member rates, contact Children's Programs Director Geni Muniz at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

Camp Staff

East Bank Club prides itself on its wide array of qualified counselors. Counselor positions are filled by college students and graduates who have prior experience and a passion for working with children. All counselors are CPR, First Aid and Epi-pen certified.

We maintain a camper-to-counselor ratio of no more than seven to one for Red Camp; five to one for Yellow and Green Camps; and four to one for Blue Camp. Each camp has a head counselor with previous East Bank Club camp experience. In addition, Camp Supervisors and Managers are on-hand with walkie-talkies to assist all camps.